Posted Date: 07/24/2023
Mid-America Technology students in the Criminal Justice program attended the Oklahoma Highway Patrol 49th Cadet Lawman Academy June 4–10 in Muskogee.
The academy is open to students between their junior and senior years of high school.
This year, 11 MATC students attended as cadets, and Harlie Jo Anthony Corey, Allison Ryan, and Emma "Flipper" Wilkerson, 2023 Criminal Justice graduates, served as Jr. Staff Members.
During the week-long academy, the cadets had the opportunity to drive real patrol cars, ride in OHP aircraft and boats, and shoot firearms. They also learned basic precision and accuracy driving techniques and had an extensive safety-first course in firearms training.
These and many other activities allow the students to get a brief glimpse of what it is like to be a trooper with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
MATC students who attended the Cadet Lawman Academy were: Front row L-R: Junior Staff members – Harlie Jo Anthony Corey, Wynnewood; Allison Ryan, Wayne; Emma “Flipper” Wilkerson, Stratford; Second row L-R: Kaylee Cummins, Noble; Amelia Kilby, Bridge Creek; Kody Gerst, Stratford; David Graham, MATC Criminal Justice teacher; Kaitlyn Paulus, Lexington; Natasha Rodriguez, Pauls Valley; Back row L-R: Landy Offolter, McClain County Sheriff; Summer Throneberry, Pauls Valley; Gaven Brezinka, Blanchard; Marcus Christian, Elmore City; Dante Huntley, Epic-Norman; Keelan Taylor, Wynnewood; Ryan Sneed, Elmore City